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September 16, 2019

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September 16, 2019

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Electronic table games
Scoblete answers some questions from players about electronic roulette and why some slot players tend to stay away from playing electronic table games.  read more

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Plaza Hotel and Casino debuts new rooms and suites

The Downtown Las Vegas resort unveiled the $15 million renovation, transforming over 120 guest rooms on the top floors of the North Tower, including the creation of the Luxe rooms, which average 325 square feet. (Photo by Plaza Hotel and Casino)  read more
Plaza Hotel and Casino debuts new rooms and suites



New Jersey sportsbooks outpace Nevada again

In August, New Jersey's sportsbooks accepted $293.6 million in bets and the handle was $95.6 million in August 2018, a 207% year-over-year increase.  read more

Pennsylvania sportsbooks generate $109 million handle

According to official data released on Monday, the handle from online and retail sportsbooks in Pennsylvania was up 84% from the previous record of $59.3 million set in July.  read more

Cage Wars returns to Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

On 23 November, the New York resort's Event Center will be home to Cage Wars 44, featuring local and regional amateur MMA fighters.  read more

Sky Racing World's second Climbing Everest promotion

In Australia on 18 October, a field of 12 Australian sprint racing stars will line up at Royal Randwick racecourse for the third running of the $14 million TAB Everest.  read more



Ocean Resort Casino announces fall festivities

The Atlantic City resort will host football viewing parties, live music, Halloween events and themed dinners during the fall season.  read more

Caesars Palace officially relaunches The Colosseum

The Las Vegas Strip venue unveiled technical and design upgrades with two sold-out shows by Keith Urban in early September, marking the first use of the new general admission format on the main floor.  read more

Grand Sierra Resort opens new Infinity High Limit room

The Northern Nevada casino's room houses a variety of high-limit table games including blackjack, baccarat, Pai Gow tiles and Pai Gow poker in addition to 44 high-limit slot machines.  read more

Beau Rivage unveils Black Clover Lounge

On 4 October, the Biloxi resort will open the lounge, which will feature a selection of specialty drinks and menu items and open in conjunction with the new Topgolf Swing Suite.  read more

Sound of Your Stay at Hard Rock in Tulsa

The Oklahoma resort will give guests complimentary record players and Fender guitars as part of the fall program.  read more



50th jackpot awarded on 777 Bourbon Street

A player at Riverstar Casino in Oklahoma hit the landmark jackpot on the Aristocrat game, bringing the total jackpots awarded to over $21 million.  read more

Foxwoods Resort Casino's August slot revenue

The Connecticut casino reported slot revenue of $39.5 million for August 2019, down 4.8% compared to $41.4 million in August of 2018.  read more



Convention Center construction milestone

On 20 August, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority hoisted the final beam above the 600,000-square-foot exhibit hall, scheduled to be completed in late 2020.  read more



Christina Aguilera announces 10 more shows

In her return to Las Vegas, the singer and songwriter has added 10 dates to her residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.  read more

Pentatonix release Christmas tour

The 16-date tour will make a stop at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut on 7 and 8 December.  read more

Dan Aykroyd returns to Hard Rock in Lake Tahoe

The Emmy-Award winner and comedian will bring his stand-up routine to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Lake Tahoe on 29 September.  read more

Tanya Tucker to perform at Seminole Hard Rock Immokalee

The country music legend will be live in concert at the Florida resort on 22 January.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Spain holds Europe's highest rate for teens who are addicted to gambling (20%), according to a study by Spain's Federation of Rehabilitated Gamblers.
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